Trip Start Sep 18, 2008
28Trip End Oct 18, 2008
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The drive to Huddersfield took just over 2 hours with us stopping for petrol around 30 minutes away from our final destination. On the trip I used the laptop to update my travelpod and talk to my friends on MSN. At 11.20pm we pulled into Murray Road, where Carl and Eleanor live, but it took us awhile to actually track down the house. Turns out it was standing right in front of us but it looked nothing like in the pictures Carl had sent us because he had pulled down the scaffolding that had previously been up in front of the house. Carl greeted us at the door and helped us to bring out suitcases inside. My first impression was WOW.
Once the suitcases had been brought in we were allowed to explore the 4 story house. We traveled up 2 sets of stairs to the top floor where all the bedrooms where then down one from the ground floor to find the kitchen and dinging room. While we waited for lunch, we spent time on the laptop, piano and outside playing footy. Eleanor, Carl's wife, returned for lunch for which we had roast chicken, potatoes, peas, chips and gravy with ice cream and malteasers for dessert. Considering most of us hadn't had much breakfast, it was great to be able to get food into our systems.
By 6.30pm we were all feeling really hungry and decided to get dinner organized. I took down everyone's orders then dad, Carl and Noah headed to subway, KFC, Chinese and Italian to buy food for everyone. When they arrived home at just gone 7, we sat downstairs in the dinging room to eat. I had spaghetti bolognaise, normally which is my favourite, but tonight I wasn't feeling too well. After dinner I felt really quite sick so I laid down on the couch in front of the TV. I started to feel worse and worse and well, I'm sure you can guess what happened next. I really felt much better afterwards. We decided that we would put on a movie for the rest of the night before we headed off to bed and we all agreed on Evan Almighty. Eleanor came home while we were watching it and joined us for the ending. I must say, it was a very funny movie. Once the movie finished at around half past 11, we switched the TV off and finished juggling everything around to make it fit in the suitcases. We pulled out everyone's clothes for tomorrow then headed to bed at midnight after we were all packed and ready to leave England bright and early the next morning.